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The 49ers last season selected three injured players among their 11 draft picks. They could employ a similar philosophy during next month’s draft due to a deep roster and 11 scheduled selections.
The 49ers will have a private visit with at least one such draft candidate.
Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin, who sustained a torn ACL in his second practice at the Senior Bowl in January, is scheduled to visit the 49ers, he told SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Colvin (5 foot 11, 177 pounds) is expected to be a late-round pick in the draft.
He said he has already visited the Philadelphia Eagles and also has a visit scheduled with the New Orleans Saints.
The 49ers are expected to give Colvin a physical when he visits the club’s Santa Clara training complex to see where he is in his rehabilitation.
Last year, the 49ers selected three injured players: Defensive lineman Tank Carradine (knee) in the second round, running back Marcus Lattimore (knee) in the fourth, and defensive lineman Quinton Dial (toe) in the fifth round.
Because Lattimore never appeared on the 49ers’ 53-man roster, his contract “tolled” and he is still under contract to the 49ers for four more seasons. Both Carradine and Dial spent time on the 49ers' roster and have three years remaining on their contracts.